On May 15, 2009, Bob Fenwick, a member of the McIntire Park Preservation Committee, has launched an independent campaign for the Charlottesville City Council that he promised would be a referendum on the Meadowcreek Parkway. He made his campaign announcement on the steps of his downtown-area home.
The general election will be held on November 3, 2009. Two of the five at-large seats on Charlottesville City Council will be on the ballot and they are currently held by Democrats Dave Norris and Julian Taliaferro who were both elected to their first terms in 2006. Norris and fellow Democrat Kristin Szakos received their party's nomination on May 9, 2009. Another independent, Andrew Williams (I), launched his campaign for City Council on May 13, 2009. Video by Charlottesville Tomorrow.